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Lots of new and interesting information below, including a special event at the Theatre Royal and information from our local and county police

Ken Munro is the news editor. Please let him know about village news and events via Contact Us on the main menu or on 07880801674

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Message from South Norfolk Council – We are currently seeing high levels of fly tipping and littering in South Norfolk. Both of these have a negative impact on the environment and human health. We often find that fly tipping has occurred because residents have given their waste to unregistered waste carriers who have in turn fly tipped the waste. We hope to protect residents from this form of activity. Your help with this matter will be gratefully received. Click here for info, and if you wish to discuss this matter please do not hesitate to contact the Community Protection team on 01508 533723.

For Info – The fallen road sign at the juction of Rogers Lane and The Street has been reported and will be dealt with in due course. 

Info for all users of Shotesham Common. The Common hasn’t look so good, with new bridges, defined paths and dry areas for walking end to end, not to mention owls, herons and (I’m told) kingfishers, and lots of wild flowers. As you walk the Common….be sure to let sleeping cows lie!

Sunny evening walk in Southwold with Fish & Chips, and a pint at The Red Lion before heading home.Photo by Jan.  See diary for details of future walks. 

Many hands made light work for the Conservation Group at the Church Hill rake up on Sat 29th July. An hour and a half saw the hill looking spick and span, and even time for a coffee.. Photo (and refreshments!) courtesy of Bernie

St Mary’s & St Martin’s Churchyards tidied on Sat 19th Aug, next project is 3 Ponds Meadow cutting and raking on Sats 16th and 23rd Sept from 9.30am. Refreshments and tools as always provided, please wear suitable footwear and gloves. The more the merrier so please help out where you can.  For further information contact Bernie Fenn 558407 or floracot@btinternet.com. Look out for further dates in the autumn for sessions at Stubbs Green and the Village Pond. 

Saturday 14th October will see the return of popular pianist Frank Lawlor for our Autumn Piano Concert. Frank will play an entirely new set featuring music from, amongst others, Chopin, Elton John, Scott Joplin and Rachmaninov. Click here for details. 

Other events being planned are, a Children’s Nature Walk, an impromptu picnic (weather dependant) and  a wine tasting evening, keep an eye out for dates and details. 

Out and About – Dementia Friendly Norfolk. At 2pm on Friday 15th September, the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is presenting a dementia-friendly G & S Concert at Norwich Theatre Royal. This short concert (max. one hour) will feature extracts from The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore, as well as a selection of music hall songs that we’d love audience members to singalong with! The event will be followed by tea and cake (included in the ticket price). Click here for details-Dementia Friendly concert flyer

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local policing newsletter – D14 Tasburgh. News of an open ‘Street Surgery’ – D14 Poringland Street Surgeries.  A warning re ‘cukooing’! – cuckooing

Latest monthly report from Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner, click link.   http://mailchi.mp/norfolkpcc/your-monthly-round-up-july-2017?e=a405ee187e

Silhouette 30/04/17; click on photo for more. 

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